Paradise Hills hit-and-run driver pleads guilty

Jose Padron, 49, was fatally struck
Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 14:24:01-04

PARADISE HILLS, Calif. (KGTV)--A man charged with felony hit-and-run leading to the death of a man trying to retrieve an umbrella from his parked car pleaded guilty in court last week. 

James Arthur Robbins, 48, drove a vehicle that crossed double yellow lines on the 5900 block of Albemarle Street on January 19 fatally striking 49-year-old Jose Padron. 

Robbins then fled the scene of a traffic collision. 

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Investigators later determined that Robbins, already in custody on a parole violation, was the driver of the car that hit Padron and on March 21, charges were filed on him, San Diego Police said. 

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Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy